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What would you pic?

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by Mister_Munro, Apr 5, 2014.


  1. Mister_Munro

    Mister_Munro

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    Aguilar 750 or the new Gallien Fusion 550? Thoughts? Opinions? Running a neo 212 cab.
     
  2. CL400Peavey

    CL400Peavey Supporting Member

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    Very very different amps.

    For me I would go with the Agi. Others might choose otherwise.

    8 Ohm cab?
     
  3. dmrogers

    dmrogers Supporting Member

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    Even with the weight, I would have to go with the Aguilar.
     
  4. B-string

    B-string Gold Supporting Member

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    Easy one for me personally. I have been using the Fusion 550 with either the NEO412 or NEO212 II for years now. Best rig I've had in over 40 years.

    So.......go out and buy the Aggie.
     
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  6. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Don't just TalkBASS - PlayBASS! Supporting Member

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    Another vote for the Aguilar, here. I prefer the simplicity and great build quality of it, plus it sounds wonderful.
     
  7. vishuddha

    vishuddha 100% Mediocre Supporting Member

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    My money would be spent on the Aggie.
     
  8. Mister_Munro

    Mister_Munro

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    Why would you recommend the aguilar over the 550 if you love it so much?
     
  9. Mister_Munro

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  10. B-string

    B-string Gold Supporting Member

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    So less players out there have "my sound" :D Greedy, I know ;) (costs a lot less too)
     
  11. dmrogers

    dmrogers Supporting Member

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    :)

    Where the "Like Button" when you need it?
     
  12. davidhilton

    davidhilton Supporting Member

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    If u don't have any issues with transporting the Aggie...i would go with the 750. I played the my 750 for years, and loved it. It just got too heavy to lug around...
     
  13. GretschBassist

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  14. caligula

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    What kind of tone are you looking for? What style of music do you want to use the rig for? What kind of venues do you usually play? Is volume important? What bass do you usually play?

    I've never played the Fusion 550, but would like to check it out sometime. Have been playing the DB 750 for more than 6 years now, and it hits very hard!! Not the best slap tone in the world, no "open-transparent-neutral-super-fast-attack" tone, but for almost everything else, it's my first choice.
    Weight is a big con tho.

    A fellow TBer checking out a Fusion 550.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=io6uXbqj49A
     
  15. Alexander

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    I'd suggest giving both a try - tonally, they are on about opposite ends if the spectrum. I have only tried the Aguilar in a store, but bought a Fusion 550 and gigged it a few times before returning it. The Aggie was big, warm, round and clean - very full and musical sounding. The Fusion had huge lows and high highs. By overdriving the preamp tubes, I could get a nice rock tone out of it. But, it just wasn't warm to me at all and had an inherent grind that I just didn't like (and couldn't dial out). I can see why some players would like it - I didn't.
     
  16. Joe Louvar

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    The GK Fusion 550.
     
  17. Pickebass

    Pickebass Supporting Member

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    Like everyone said.. the db750 is heavy. It is hard to beat. It is or will be an iconic amp. Great tone and power
     
  18. funkyfretless

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  19. Jake Morris

    Jake Morris Supporting Member

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    Might I recommend the Aguilar Tone Hammer 500 if you dig the 750/751. Comes very close, especially with the drive knob.

    The Aggie and GK stuff are very different. I have found the GK to be more "modern", hifi sounding, and the Aguilar more of a modern svt. Warmer.
     
  20. bassfaith

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    The Aguilar 750 photographs the best out of the two
     

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